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    Default Just joined this morning! I have questions

    I am looking for information on a ukulele I bought last summer. It's a National Triolian Resonator soprano uke, polychrome with the palm tree on the back. Serial number 442. I have found conflicting information on the sites I researched so far.
    I was told it was bought by the original owner around 1929 or 30. I bought it from the original owner's grand daughter. Does anyone know how many of these were made? Is it a 1929 uke?
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    Welcome to UU. I don't know anything about your uke, but whoever had it played the hell out of it. Must have been a halfway decent player because s/he played a lot up the neck where most beginner players don't go.
    All metal? Interesting find. How does it sound?

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    Welcome to UU That’s a great little uke Good luck with finding it’s history.
    Grandma Penny

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    Write to National in San Luis Obispo, CA
    They may have records with the serial number.
    Keep Strummin'

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    Welcome to UU!

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    Welcome verver. There's a lot of knowledge here, someone should know.


    This is Michael Kohan in Los Angeles, Beverly West near the Beverly Center
    9 tenor cutaway ukes, 5 acoustic bass ukes, 11 solid body bass ukes, 11 mini electric bass guitars (Total: 35)

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    I consulted with a friend who is very knowledgeable about Nationals. FWIW, he thinks your uke dates from 1931.

    I hope this helps.

    John Colter

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